Tag Archives: Jennifer Keesmaat

running off in all directions

Last Sunday, The Toronto Sun told us everything we need to know about how the 2018 mayoral race will be conducted.  Go straight to your parakeet cage and tell Petey to hop up on his little trapeze so you can extract the paper, take it to the balcony, shake off all the dried turds and…
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Edifice Complex: Toronto’s billion-dollar “spectator sport”

I want to understand why the erection of Frank Gehry’s towers, or the gleam in David Mirvish’s eye, makes thoughtful people like Christopher Hume weak in the knees. A year ago, I wrote about all the ways we sabotage our plan for the City of Toronto.  It was a response to how Mirvish had tied Toronto’s…
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City Planning: Growth by Accretion, or Growth by Design?

Call us creative, or call us overly ambitious… but we decided to try putting today’s blog in the form of a Prezi.  Click here for a windy and whimsical journey through what is a very long and loquacious look at the role of city planning in Toronto and Vancouver. For those who might fear motion…
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